Postpartum, the time after birth, is a period of change and integration where rest and recovery are necessary. Mother and baby are the obvious focus of postpartum care but not the only ones that need extra recovery time. Birth workers, family members and friends that were involved in the birth also need postpartum rest and recovery. Here is my recipe for readiness and postpartum recovery.
Recently, someone asked on Facebook if I did “just midwifery or also Ob Gyn?” At first I was taken aback: putting the word ‘just’ in front of anything sounds belittling. But I quickly got over myself and realized that she was simply asking a question.
What a great question!
Writing lists is something I do to record, tally and remember. Looking over the lists, I watch as images, memories and thoughts arise...
It has been a long, long time since I have written blog posts but I have written one today. Will you join me now in looking back over 2017 and looking forward to 2018?